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2010–11 Anaheim Ducks · NHL
2010–11 record
General Manager Bob Murray
Coach Randy Carlyle
Captain TBD
Alternate captains TBD
Arena Honda Center
Team leaders

After a disappointing season in 2009–10, the Ducks will attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history, in 2010-11.

Off seasonEdit

The Anaheim Ducks entered the offseason with much speculation regarding the possible retirement of two mainstays in Anaheim: Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne. On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Scott Niedermayer announced his retirement from professional hockey while it was reported that Selanne will stay as long as the Ducks don't go into a "rebuilding" season.[1][2]

On July 1, the Ducks re-signed center Saku Koivu to a 2-year deal and signed defenseman Toni Lydman to a 3-year deal. The Ducks later signed Andy Sutton to a 2-year deal, Danny Syvret to a 1-year deal, and on August 9, Teemu Selanne signed a 1-year deal to continue his playing career.

Regular seasonEdit


The Ducks will attempt to return to the playoffs after failing to qualify in 2009–10.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

2010 Preseason Game Log
Final Games Legend
Ducks Win Ducks Loss
Future Games Legend
Home Game Away Game

Regular season Edit

2010–11 Game Log
Final Games Legend
Ducks Win (2 pts.) Ducks Loss (0 pts.) All-Star Game OT Loss (1 pt.)
Future Games Legend
Home Game Away Game
"Points" Legend
1st (Pacific Division) Not in Playoff Position In Playoff Position


Divisional standings Edit

Conference standings Edit


The Ducks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.


May 28, 2010[3] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Mattias Modig
To Anaheim Ducks
6th-round pick in 2010
June 26, 2010[4] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Brown
To Anaheim Ducks
5th-round pick in 2010
June 30, 2010[5] To Calgary Flames
Logan MacMillan
Conditional 7th-round draft pick in 2013
To Anaheim Ducks
Jason Jaffray
Conditional 7th-round draft pick in 2013
July 9, 2010[6] To New York Rangers
Steve Eminger
To Anaheim Ducks
Aaron Voros
Ryan Hillier
July 19, 2010[7] To New York Rangers
Matt McCue
To Anaheim Ducks
Tomas Zaborsky
July 30, 2010[8] To New York Islanders
James Wisniewski
To Anaheim Ducks
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2011

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Toni Lydman[9] Buffalo Sabres 3 years, $9 million
Trevor Smith[10] Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 1 year, $550,000
Josh Green[11] MODO Hockey 1 year, $575,000
Danny Syvret[12] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $600,000
Andy Sutton[13] Ottawa Senators 2 years, $4.25 million

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Joey MacDonald[14] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $550,000
Brennan Evans[15] St. Louis Blues 2 years, $1.025 million
Nathan Oystrick[15] St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000

Claimed via WaiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement Edit

Scott Niedermayer[16]
Aaron Ward[17]

Players Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Josh Brittain[18] 3 years, $1.73 million entry-level contract
Brandon McMillan[19] 3 years, $2.0625 million entry-level contract
Sheldon Brookbank[20] 2 years, $1.5 million
Kyle Chipchura[21] 1 year, $650,000
Jean-Philippe Levasseur[22] 1 year, $500,000
Saku Koivu[23] 2 years, $5 million
Brendan Mikkelson[24] 1 year, $687,500
Cam Fowler[25] 3 years, $4.2 million entry-level contract
James Wisniewski[8] 1 year, $3.25 million
Kyle Palmieri[26] 3 years, $3.225 million entry-level contract
Teemu Selanne[27] 1 year, $3.25 million

Draft picks Edit

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California, took place from June 25–26, 2010. The Ducks had the 12th pick in the first round by virtue of finishing 11th in 2009–10 and not making any gains in the lottery that took place on Tuesday April 13, 2010. With their two picks in the first round, the Ducks took Cam Fowler, a defenseman from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL and Long Beach-native Emerson Etem, a right winger from the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. Both were ranked quite high by many analysts (Fowler as high as #3 and Etem as high as #8), however, things seemed to be working in the Ducks' favor picking them up at #12 and #29 respectively. Many analysts believe that because the Ducks' picks were ranked so high and they got them relatively low in the draft that the Ducks were one of the big winners at the 2010 draft.[28]

The Ducks picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California:

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Cam Fowler Defense Flag of the United States United States Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
1 29 1 Emerson Etem Right Wing Flag of the United States United States Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
2 42 Devante Smith-Pelly Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
5 122 2 Christopher Wagner Right Wing Flag of the United States United States South Shore Kings (EJHL)
5 132 Tim Heed Defense Flag of Sweden Sweden Sodertalje SK (SEL)
6 161 3 Andreas Dahlstrom Center Flag of Sweden Sweden AIK (SEL)
6 177 4 Kevin Lind Defense Flag of the United States United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
7 192 Brett Perlini Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan State Spartans (CCHA)
  1. Acquired Pick from Philadelphia
  2. Acquired Pick from Toronto
  3. Acquired Pick from Dallas
  4. Acquired Pick from Montréal via Pittsburgh

Minor league affiliates Edit

Syracuse Crunch Edit

The Syracuse Crunch, based in Syracuse, NY will be the Ducks AHL affiliate for the 2010–11 season. The multiyear partnership was announced March 25, 2010.[29]

Elmira Jackals Edit

The Bakersfield Condors, based in Bakersfield, CA were the Ducks ECHL affiliate for the 2009–10 season. The Condors were the Ducks affiliate in the ECHL since 2008, however, following the Ducks deal with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim found a new affiliate on the east coast: the Elmira Jackals. [30]

Roster Edit

*Subject to change due to offseason transactions.

Updated October 1, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
39 Flag of Canada.svg Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey

LW L 28 2006 Windsor, Ontario
33 Flag of the United States Blake, JasonJason Blake

LW L 43 2010 Moorhead, Minnesota
50 Flag of Canada.svg Bodie, TroyTroy Bodie

LW L 31 2008 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
21 Flag of Canada.svg Brookbank, SheldonSheldon Brookbank

D R 36 2009 Lanigan, Saskatchewan
20 Flag of the United States Carter, RyanRyan Carter

C L 33 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
28 Flag of Canada.svg Chipchura, KyleKyle Chipchura

C L 30 2009 Westlock, Alberta
15 Flag of Canada.svg Getzlaf, RyanRyan Getzlaf


C R 31 2003 Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Flag of Switzerland Hiller, JonasJonas Hiller

G R 34 2006 Felben-Wellhausen, Switzerland
11 Flag of Finland Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu


C L 41 2009 Turku, Finland
14 Flag of Canada.svg Lupul, JoffreyJoffrey Lupul

RW R 33 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
32 Flag of Finland Lydman, ToniToni Lydman

D L 39 2010 Lahti, Finland
23 Flag of the United States Mara, PaulPaul Mara

D L 37 2010 Ridgewood, New Jersey
22 Flag of the United States Marchant, ToddTodd Marchant

C L 43 2005 Buffalo, New York
31 Flag of Canada.svg McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney

G L 33 2010 London, Ontario
60 Flag of Canada.svg Mikkelson, BrendanBrendan Mikkelson

D L 29 2005 Regina, Saskatchewan
16 Flag of the United States Parros, GeorgeGeorge Parros

RW R 36 2006 Washington, Pennsylvania
10 Flag of Canada.svg Perry, CoreyCorey Perry

RW R 31 2003 Peterborough, Ontario
9 Flag of the United States Ryan, BobbyBobby Ryan

RW R 29 2005 Cherry Hill, New Jersey
8 Flag of Finland Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne


RW R 46 2005 Helsinki, Finland
42 Flag of the United States Sexton, DanDan Sexton

RW R 29 2009 Apple Valley, Minnesota
25 Flag of Canada.svg Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton

D L 41 2010 Kingston, Ontario
17 Flag of Slovakia Visnovsky, LubomirLubomir Visnovsky

D L 40 2010 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
34 Flag of Canada.svg Voros, AaronAaron Voros

LW L 35 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia

References Edit

  1. Niedermayer Officially Announces Retirement
  2. Selanne considers return unless Ducks rebuild
  3. Ducks Acquire Sixth-Round Pick for Modig
  4. Ducks Trade Brown for 122nd Pick
  5. Ducks Acquire Jaffray from Flames
  6. Ducks Acquire Left Wings Voros, Hillier from Rangers for Eminger
  7. Ducks Acquire LW Zaborsky from Rangers
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ducks Acquire Third-Round Pick from Islanders for Wisniewski
  9. Ducks Sign Lydman to 3-year Deal
  10. Ducks Sign Center Smith to 1-Year Deal
  11. Ducks Sign Left Wing Green to One-Year Deal
  12. Ducks Sign Defenseman Syvret to One-Year Deal
  13. Ducks Sign Sutton to Two-Year Deal
  14. Wings add depth, sign Joey MacDonald
  15. 15.0 15.1 Evans, Oystrick Sign Two-Way Deals
  16. Niedermayer Officially Announces Retirement
  18. Ducks Sign Brittain to Entry-Level Deal
  19. Ducks Sign McMillan to Three-Year Contract
  20. Ducks Sign Brookbank to Two-Year Extension
  21. Chipchura Agrees to Extension
  22. Levasseur Inks One-Year Extension
  23. Ducks Sign Koivu to Two-Year Contract
  24. Ducks Ink Mikkelson to 1-Year Deal
  25. Ducks Sign Top Pick Cam Fowler to Three-Year Deal
  26. Ducks Sign RW Kyle Palmieri to Three-Year Entry Level Contract
  27. Ducks Sign Selanne to One-Year Contract
  28. Button's Draft Winners, additional text.
  29. Ducks Announce AHL Partnership with Syracuse
  30. Ducks Announce Affiliation Agreement with Elmira of the ECHL, Posted July 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM PDT.

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